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    after the car started

    Does it sound awakward? Does "have been sleeping" have to be corrected to "slept", a one-time action to match "after"?

    gz130)The kids have been sleeping in the car seats after the car started.

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    Re: after the car started

    Yes - or 'went to sleep'.

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    Re: after the car started

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it sound awakward? Does "have been sleeping" have to be corrected to "slept", a one-time action to match "after"?

    gz130)The kids have been sleeping in the car seats after the car started.
    In that example I would prefer to use "since" rather than "after".

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